The Marijuana Addict Journal – Entries 24 to 30

I’m Back! I will Quit Smoking Weed!

Entry #25 January 10 2008

Hey everyone,  I am back and still dedicated as ever to Quit Smoking Weed!

Guess I better fill everyone in on the last month or so. Looks like my last post was on December 8th. Yikes.

It is a New Year and a fresh start. Many of us want to quit smoking pot in the new year! Good for us! I am going to make 2008 a great year.

I got pretty depressed, and heavily medicated, aka super stoned, from about December 8th through the 20th. I was smoking a lot of weed, keeping weird hours, and sleeping or at least laying down more that 12 hours a day. I felt really guilty about letting myself down – especially because it was the first time I really put a huge amount of effort into ending my marijuana addiction. I got a really bad cold at the time, and was smoking, then coughing, and had super bad mucus and phlegm from all the smoke I was inhaling. A normal person doesn’t smoke or drink when they are sick, and addict does!

I didn’t smoke weed for about 10 days over the holiday Dec 19-28, but smoked on the 29th of December through the 4th of January. I haven’t smoked since the 4th which officially puts me on Day 6 of sober. This is awesome. I have had some great comments while I was away and am still dedicated to this goal. I had some minor relapses and my first major one, but I also accomplished a new record since I began this blog of 10 days sober.

I will be posting some new articles this week on foods helpful for detoxing from addiction. I am sure you will enjoy the. If you would like me to write on a specific topic, please let me know by posting a comment.

Days Sober – 6

How to Quit Marijuana – Keep Yourself Busy

Entry #26 – January 11 2008

Today was a long, busy day. One of the keys for me as I learn how to quit marijuana is to keep yourself busy. This is especially true in the first 3 to 5 days. During these first days, I have a bit of a marijuana hangover, and the only cure is more pot! Getting past what I call the ‘fuzzy’ stage is really hard work….because your head is still kind of fuzzy, and would rather be stoned, or completely sober….choose sober, it just takes a few more days to get there….and a lot longer to maintain!

I plan on having a nice, calm weekend.  My goal is to eat healthy, self-made meals!

Happy Friday everyone!

Days Sober: 7

Day 1 – Quitting Weed Cold Turkey Again

Entry #27 – March 18 2008

Hello All,

It has been too long since my last post. As you can guess from my lack of posting, there has also been a lack of progress on my goal to quit. I told myself that if I didn’t quit within a year, I would join MA or NA. I would prefer to do this on my own, so I am starting up the challenge again.

I threw away all of the marijuana that I had left, and flushed it down the toilet – about $50 worth. I have only thrown it away a couple of times before, so it felt really good.

Numerous comments have been made about me giving up, and that I should remove this blog from the web…Not gonna happen for now folks!

Good luck to everyone in their goals as well.

Slow Progress on my Cannabis Addiction

Entry #28 – March 19 2008

I am feeling alright today,  I am working on clearing out my backlog of chores and things that I haven’t done because I was too stoned and a-motivational to do them.    Quitting can be hard when your laziness due to Cannabis addiction catches up with you.  My mood is pretty average.  I will head to the gym and ride a bike to burn off some of this extra energy I have.

I am going to have a very busy couple on months ahead of me.   I need to save money in a bad way, not dropping a couple hundred a month on weed will definitely help me out!

I definitely need to get outside more during the daylight hours.  I will be sure to do that for the remainder of this week.

Day 4 – Weed Withdrawal induced Insomnia!

Entry #29 March 21 2008

Today was a pretty good day. When I was attempting to quit smoking weed last time, I was spending a fair bit of my ‘new’ extra time at the pub, which lead to a lot of relapses. I haven’t been drinking in the last couple of weeks – and have had little to drink in 2 months. This feels really good, and waking up in the morning is way easier when you don’t go to sleep with a couple of beers in you.

Weed has always made me sleep well, so the last couple of days have seen little sleep. I got up around 3 pm yesterday, and had a slight nap between 4-6 AM, and just powered through the day. So I have been up for 30 hours with a 2 hour nap in between. I am definitely tired, and should sleep well tonight. I haven’t had any of the crazy dreams yet. I will be sure to let you know about them.

I am taking a lot of vitamin C and drinking lots of water to keep my immune system up. I haven’t been very hungry in the last couple days either. I have been eating a better diet than I normally do though. It will be a busy Easter weekend and I am sure I will have an appetite when I sit down for Easter dinner!

I have been online and reading a lot about psychology, addiction, and all that fun stuff – I am kind of able analyze my own actions and learn from them. This takes a lot of introspection. My mind is starting to clear and I have pretty good energy when considering my lack of appetite and crazy sleeping schedule.

Journal Day 6 – Marijuana Hangover recovery

Entry #30 March 23 2008

When I woke up today, I felt great.  After quitting marijuana for 6 days,   my morning energy and mindset is improving.  My mind is much clearer than a week ago!  I used to smoke weed primarily at night, and it is almost a guarantee that I would fall asleep stoned or burnt out…..That seems to carry over into a mediocre sleep and a tough wakeup in the morning.   My marijuana hangovers rob me of energy and a positive attitude in the morning.  Sometimes my eyes looked stony, even if it had been hours.

When I take in a full breath, the top of my lungs hurt a little bit, I don’t know if that is from quitting pot, being more aware of my body, or from the exercise I have been doing in the past couple of days.   Maybe they are being cleaned out.

Starting a couple of days ago, I was experiencing significant anxiety and nervousness…This hasn’t happened to me before when trying to end my marijuana addiction.   I have had a very stressed out 2 weeks, so I think the marijuana withdrawal played a small role in this overall mental state.

I haven’t had any major cravings yet.  In my case, those don’t start for a little while.   I have stayed away from the pubs and thus the party.  It is a lot easier to quit when you aren’t surrounded by it.

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